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Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
#241079 Mon Sep 24 2007 07:02 PM
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Well, if you want to throw exotic in the hat, you could always get Heidt's inside the cab master booster set up and have a clean frame and firewall while still using gravity to help you bleed those brakes!

Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
#241080 Tue Sep 25 2007 01:08 AM
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Here are the people who supposedly can make a Duramax work without the rest of the truck.

www.exergyengineering.com and or www.peninsularengine.com/

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Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
#241081 Tue Sep 25 2007 04:50 AM
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Shop Shark
The firewall mount is most convenient, but the frame mount looks cleaner in the engine compartment. It boils down to what you like best. I go for the looks, since you seldom have to add brake fluid, and incidentally a pump type "oil can" works good for pumping brake fluid.

Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
ApachePride #1342595 Fri Jan 17 2020 07:41 PM
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New Guy
I found a frame mount master cylinder and booster for my 58 Apache. “Brothers” Website says will not work with manual transmission. “Classic parts” has the same set up and it doesn’t mention this at all. Has anyone here used a frame mount master cylinder and booster on their manual transmission truck? Floor shift

Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
ApachePride #1342603 Fri Jan 17 2020 08:27 PM
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Leghorn, just start a new thread instead of dragging up a 13 year old thread. Please


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Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
Foghorn Leghorn #1343620 Sat Jan 25 2020 10:48 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
According to several people I contacted will not work. Frame mounted power booster master will only work on automatic trucks. Someone previously installed one on my truck which has original column shift three speed 56 and the brake and clutch pedals contacted each other. Have since converted to a manual corvette master cylinder and bracket from POL

Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
ApachePride #1343714 Sun Jan 26 2020 04:35 AM
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I know it’s an old thread, but I installed a 7 “ booster and dual master on the frame of a 51 GMC , 1 ton with PTO and 4 speed floor shift. It fit without a problem. Although you need a remote reservoir too.

Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
ApachePride #1345961 Tue Feb 11 2020 03:22 PM
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PD, I'm adding 4 wheel disc brakes to my 1950 GMC. Do recall where you sourced the 7" booster end remote reservoir?


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Re: Firewall or Frame Mount Power Brake Booster?
ApachePride #1356954 Fri Apr 24 2020 09:51 PM
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Diy
Since I'm in the market I might as well ask... Is everyone running vacuum from the intake or a dual action fuel pump? I'm looking for a power conversion and want to make sure there aren't any known issue when it comes to vacuum.

I'm running a standard 216 rebuilt with stock intake for now and was planning on running the original vacuum wiper line to the booster.


1949 Chevy 3600 w/ 216 and sm420 floor shift
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